Santa Claus is (not) Coming to Town…

Well, he might be coming to town, but we’re sure having scheduling conflicts! 

I had my heart set on taking Baby Gray to see Santa at Bass Pro Shop. I felt like their Santa would be less “girly” than a mall Santa. He has a log cabin instead of a little froo-froo house–manly! One weekday I called to see what time Santa would be there so I could head that direction. I was told he was there from 12:00-5:00 each weekday. Off I went! Baby Gray and I got there about 1:00, and there was no Santa. Santa was there from 5:00-8:00 each evening during the week, they said. I kindly let them know that I had driven specifically for the purpose of seeing Santa, and that I was very disappointed. I also mentioned to each employee on my way out that Santa was there from 5:00-8:00, just in case they answered the phone when another mother called and wanted Santa photos for her child.

Fast forward to tonight. Mr. Gray needed a new coat from Dillard’s, so we decided to make a trip of it. We’d go see Santa right at 5:00 and then go to Dillard’s. I had Baby Gray dressed in his cute new flannel shirt from Such & D–he was all ready for Santa! We get inside, and as we’re walking to the line, a Bass Pro employee asks if we have our “Bass Pass” to get in line. Ummmm… NO. Turns out, they give out these “Bass Passes” with time slots on them for photos with Santa. You basically have to go earlier in the day to get the pass for that evening. All of tonight’s passes were gone. Really? It was really nice of all the previous employees I had spoken to on my previous trip to mention this to me. 

Furious is not enough of a degree to measure how I felt about our trip to Bass Pro today. Someone definitely should have mentioned the “Bass Passes” on my first trip. So now I’m looking for a Santa–even a “girly” Santa–we can visit on a weekday. Our weekends are booked! We’ll see what happens!

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